Two more dead horses in NY (from NYS Gaming Commission):
Wednesday, 3-year-old Miss Lucky Lauren broke her shoulder while training at Belmont. Prior to dying, Lucky Lauren was raced twice, both at Aqueduct this past February; in her last race, she “was reported to have bled.”
Saturday, 4-year-old Retaking, under the whip for the very first time, snapped an ankle at Finger Lakes (euthanasia came yesterday).
So far, 55 racehorses have lost their lives at NY tracks in 2015.
Finger Lakes, Tuesday:
2nd race – “BROADWAY MUSIC GAL [who won]…was never in jeopardy while never letting up with whip – whipped to wire.”
3rd race – “DOMER…opened up daylight and then was under the whip for the win.”
5th race – “LADY RHUBARB [who won]…under the whip was all out to last. PARIS SUNSHINE…under extreme right handed pressure gained and just missed. LUCKY SOCIANO…drifted out in the lane while under left handed pressure and rallied wide.”
8th race – “CONGAROO…under the whip for the score.”
9th race – “CAT RUN THE GREAT…under the whip proved clearly best.”
Wednesday at the races…
Bourbon N Lime – carted away by ambulance
Les Bois Park
Wanna Be Fierce – “wiped out after start”
Tastefully Simple – carted away by ambulance
Prep Proud – carted away by ambulance
And from Monday…
Cortado – “broke down – humanely euthanized”
Perty Impressive – carted away by ambulance
JB Concern – “went wrong,” carted away by ambulance
The NYS Gaming Commission reports that 4-year-old Lord Cashel was euthanized Saturday for a fractured leg suffered in that day’s 3rd race. (The chart, by the way, gave no indication of a problem, let alone a fatal injury.) This was the colt’s second race; in those two races, he finished a combined 35+ lengths back. This is horseracing.